February 2, 2010

Vinh Vuong, Hello! Keenan Allen, Bye?

According to a Scout.com report tonight, State College product Vinh Vuong will join the football team as a preferred walk-on this spring.
“I’m going to be a preferred walk-on at Penn State,” Vuong said. “I talked to Coach Mike McQueary and they said they would be treating me like a scholarship player and would get the same opportunities as everyone else gets when it comes to earning a starting spot.”
Can't argue much with some home-grown talent. While Vuong isn't exactly a high-profile pickup, he's a solid addition to an already fantastic freshman class. Penn State typically does very well developing preferred walk-ons, so this doesn't bother me one bit.

We will see what this means tomorrow, if the coaches already know that Keenan Allen and Mike Thornton are out of reach. It was rumored tonight that once the coaching staff heard that Allen would only commit to a school that could take his half-brother, the short-lived recruitment of Allen was done. It's not really a loss, because Penn State never had Allen. But it's a shame that the staff couldn't grab one more big name to cap an outstanding 2010 class.

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